Renowned furniture designer John Houshmand has done it again with the coffee table from his latest collection, Shazam. The loose organic feel of the wood combined with the precise manufactured styling of the glass creates an ideal Yin and Yang harmony that I would love to have in my living room.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Although a little dizzying, Madison Avenue coffee bar D’espresso is certainly one of a kind. The walls are covered in herringbone flooring and a bookshelf wallpaper while the lights protrude from the wall instead of the ceiling, all adding to the illusion that shop is flipped on its side…test it out yourself by tilting your head to the right!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
One of my favorite traits about Architectural Digest is that they include floor plans for a lot of their featured projects. It paints a far more complete picture about the relationship of spaces than photos alone. Here are 10,000 square feet of minimalist beauty in Santa Fe by Architect Stephen Bucchieri. The art gallery was placed so the sun reaches its center skylight at exactly solar noon, and the owner’s wife says you can sit on the floor and literally watch the earth move around you. Pretty fabulous.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
The first thing that drew me to these images was the chandeliers. As I began reading about the Los Angeles home, I learned that the chandeliers were the first purchase the owners made for their rustic abode and I certainly cannot blame them. The hanging fixtures are such unique and beautiful finds and you can’t help but imagine the life they had before landing here. Almost all of the furniture in the home was gathered from friends, flea markets, and thrift shops and the result is a distinct and comfortable space that begs to tell a new story all its own.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Although I had seen her work in various places before, I came across the official portfolio of New York based interior designer Christina Murphy for the first time yesterday. Her bold use of patterns, colors, and textures has understandably put in her high demand with clients who aren’t afraid of making a loud statement. You can’t help but feel a bit of an energy boost from her designs.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Although this bathroom is exceedingly neutral in color, it is far from plain. The large stone piece behind the bathtub is such a unique and tasteful element and I love that it has been repeated in the backsplash for the sinks on the other side of the wall.
Monday, May 16, 2011
There are many refreshing elements about this home featured in the latest edition of Lonny Magazine. It is bright but not overstated and sophisticated yet still family friendly. The neutral flooring and walls allow for a variety of color and pattern play in the softer elements. I particularly love the vintage laundry cart that has been restored and repurposed as a bar.
Friday, May 13, 2011
My love for all things Anthropologie has run deep for quite some time now so I practically jumped for joy when I read that they were expanding their presence in interior decorating. They will open in-house design centers called decorator concepts in twelve Anthropologie stores across the U.S. and U.K. (check online to see a list of all locations). No need to be heartbroken if a decorator concept isn’t opening near you, they will be launching a new section of their website offering similar services for online shoppers that include wallpaper calculators and swatch request forms. In-store services will include expert advice, workshop styles classes, and a wide variety of products available for purchase. I can’t wait!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
The new Hilton Pattaya hotel in Thailand is here to offer a refreshing take on beachside resort design. The wavy ceiling formations were created with rippling fabric fins that sway softly and are reminiscent of the movement of the ocean without being obnoxiously “themey”. A similar subtle suggestion is made through the neutral palette that evokes a feeling of sand. The Pattaya has truly raised the bar for beach resort sophistication.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Whether they are meticulously sorted by style and color or left a little messy, these are all great closet inspirations. I love the idea of a center island or table to lay out outfit combinations and display fresh flowers. A chandelier adds flair and an upholstered stool or chair provides the perfect place to put on your shoes and make the space feel more like a room and less like a storage compartment.